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Hi, I am a 43 year old female and I think I have shingles. It all started w/what I thought was the flu on Christmas night. My husband brought it home. I had a flu shot so, I never went to the dr. I was sick w/fatigue and body aches about 8 days. Then it turned into a sinus infection, sick w/that 2 weeks. Since I have underlying problems w/my sinuses I was on heavy prednisone for a week and antibiotics for 14 days. At that time my dr. did a CBC and my red blood cells were out of the normal range. I still wasn't a hundred percent and my sinus infection had cleared. So, my dr. ran a test for mono that came back positive, said I was on the tail end. So, five weeks after this all started I have self diagnosed the flu, had a severe sinus infection and mono. The day before I received mono diagnosis I started getting a rash that looks like a shingles rash along one dermatome, pain in my calf and a pain in my arm that went to my index finger (the finger was also cold compared to the others on the same hand) all on the same side. I had scratched the bumps as I never thought shingles, as the day went on the burned and I felt very fatigued. The next day two more appeared on the other side on my trunk and several single bumps on different parts of my body. I have seen shingles bumps and these did not have the exact appearance more like chicken pox. I have read that shingles can disseminate but, it's rare. The bumps on my trunk are starting to go down but, the numbness/pain in my finger, overall itching including my hands/ feet and pain in calf is awful. I haven't gone to the dr. for this as my medical bills are piling up and part of me just thinks I'm going crazy. Any advice is appreciated.
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